Our malware researchers have no doubt that MPlayerX is an advertisement-supported application, because right after the installation the suspicious program displays online advertisements. It is unlikely that you will expect this, considering that the program is promoted as a media player. In fact, many Mac OS users will not rush to remove MPlayerX simply because they will not link the presented ads with the supposedly beneficial application. According to the information presented on mplayerx.org, the application will play “your favorite [videos] in youtube, vimeo” and will “handle any media format in the world without extra plug-ins or codec packages.” Unfortunately, there is no information about the displayed ads, which is why we do not identify MPlayerX as a reliable application. In fact, we believe that you should delete it.
Online advertisements often appear to be completely harmless; however, in reality, they could be extremely dangerous. It is unknown what parties MPlayerX is affiliated with. This means that schemers could display their own ads using MPlayerX as well. Malicious ads could be used to lure out sensitive information that could be used in different scams or route you to sites presenting active drive-by download scams. The ads could boost traffic to useless, unpopular sites as well. Even though this is not harmful, it certainly is annoying.
Do you know how to remove MPlayerX from the operating system? The instructions presented below show how to delete undesirable programs and browser extensions from your operating system and the most popular web browsers compatible with the Mac OS. If MPlayerX remains active after the manual removal, you may want to use automatic removal tools. Research and install the best, most reliable applications to ensure that MPlayerX is deleted successfully.
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